Home: Eliot, ME
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer at Pratt & Whitney
What bike (s) are you riding: Mountain Maverick Matic, Road Trek Domane 4.3 WSD, CX Giant Brava SLR 0 (best wedding gift ever!)
Favorite bike route: This is a tough one. I just love being on a bike, especially if I'm in the woods or away from traffic and if there is a view.
Most prized bike accessory: My cadence sensor. I don't have a power meter so monitoring my cadence has really helped me improve my performance.
Helpful hint for other women bicyclists: Don't be intimidated by groups because you can learn a lot from them. You will be surprised by how friendly and helpful other riders are. As long as you are trying and having fun, everyone will be happy to have you there.
Why you bicycle: Bicycles are the best! I have the most fun when I'm on a bike and I can't believe I didn't discover this passion earlier in life. My husband got me on a mountain bike four years ago and as of last fall I now ride three disciplines (four if you include triathlons). I love the adventure and the challenge. I enjoy pushing myself to new limits and being able to enjoy the scenery while I'm doing it. Did I mention I just love riding bikes?